Sylvester Oromoni: Dowen College’s Founder, Board Quit, External Consultants To Be Hired
Following the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, the Board of Governors of Dowen College including its Founder and Chairman, Dr O. Olumide Phillips, have “chosen to retire” as part of its reorganisation, a statement from the school said.
The statement issued by Tomi Borisade on behalf of the board, said the decision and more were aimed at reassuring the public of the school’s best intentions towards all parties’ as well as to sustain its 24-year-old legacy.
According to the statement, the school has built a strong exemplary educational institution with high moral values and a culture of enviable track record.
The school said they decided to bring in external consultants to work with the management of the school over the next few months.
It stated that this would ensure that high standards and best practices were upheld and implemented where needed.
The school maintained that the unfortunate loss of the promising young student, Slyvester Oromoni had left all of them at Dowen College deeply saddened.
The statement partly reads;
We are keen on ensuring that this type of situation never arises again. More significantly, the founding members of the Board of Governors including the Founder and Chairman of the Board, Dr Olumide Phillips who have worked tirelessly over the years to develop outstanding children both in and out of the school, have chosen to retire and pass the baton of change to a new generation of seasoned professionals who will run with the vision, leadership passion, commitment and values they have worked rigorously to establish.
This will also enhance communication and effectiveness with the Parents Teachers Forum. Their good works cannot be allowed to go in vain.
Dowen College stated that they were reviewing the school’s policies with parents, staff and students so as to ensure that strict compliance and best practices were adhered to.
As we review our processes, the school authority will not hesitate to relieve anyone responsible for administrative lapses in the duties of their positions. We are keen on ensuring that this type of situation never arises again.
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